Victor Lutze

Victor Lutze : Nazi Germany

Victor Lutze was born in Bevergen, Germany on 28th December, 1890. He joined the German Army in 1912 and fought in the First World War.

After the war Lutz joined the police force. A member of the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP) and the Prussian State Council he was appointed police president of Hanover in 1933.

When Ernst Roehm was murdered during the Night of the Long Knives Lutz became leader of the emasculated Sturm Abteilung (SA).

Lutze remained as police president of Hanover until he was killed in a car crash on the autobahn on 2nd May 1943.